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Dialogue publication

April 2018 edition

Two new online self-assessment programs — free for all Fellows. Plus, new exhibit spotlights a short history of Psychiatry (PHOTOS).

CBD TouchPoint publication

January 2018 edition

Explore the latest edition of CBD Community Touchpoint, "Key to 2018: CBD Leadership & Communication".

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Royal College Research

Recent staff publications / grants @#RCResearch:

Walter Tavares (co-author): Applying Kane's validity framework to a simulation based assessment of clinical competence.
Authors: W. Tavares et al.

Susan Brien, Pierre Cardinal, Angele Landriault & Kirk DesRosier (co-authors): Understanding of evaluation capacity building in practice: a case study of a national medical education organization.
Authors: A.J. Sarti et al.

Jolanta Karpinski (co-author): Fellowship training: a qualitative study of scope and purpose across one department of medicine.
Authors: J. Karpinski et al.

Glenn Posner (co-author): Umbilical Cord Prolapse in a Labouring Patient: A Multidisciplinary and Interprofessional Simulation Scenario.
Authors: C. M. Rajakumar et al.

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Statistics 201: Understanding & Calculating Common Medical Statistics

Care to brush up on your clinical statistics? The Research Unit presents another online seminar by statistician Dr. Nick Barrowman (CHEO/University of Ottawa). Contact for more information regarding the presentation.


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Why Fellowship matters

Royal College Fellowship is the national standard for specialist medical expertise. Because medicine keeps evolving, Royal College Fellows are always enhancing their learning and skills. Learn more about why Fellowship matters.

Is your specialist a Fellow?

The Directory is a searchable public resource where you’ll find specialists who are Fellows of the Royal College. You’ll also find other health care professionals and specialists-in-training who participate in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.


In Memoriam: Dr. Jean Couture

It’s with great sadness we share with you the news of past Royal College president Dr. Jean Couture’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Dr. Couture was a generous, talented professor and surgeon, whose career benefitted many patients and colleagues. We had the privilege of experiencing his professionalism and kindness first hand, as he was a respected member of Council for many years before being named President-elect of the Royal College in 1983.

He served as President from 1984 to 1986, championed involvement in health and public policy, and promoted a stronger francophone point of view within the organization. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to work with him.

Additional information on paying your respects and/or leaving an online message for the family can be found here: